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Williams and Miami

2004 July 29
by Skip Sauer

William Rhoden offers a balanced assessment of the University of Miami’s decision to admit Willie Williams in order to play football for the Hurricanes. The data – 1200 SAT and 3.0 GPA in core courses – suggest that Williams is a smart kid who has made a few mistakes. But given his past, there’s not much margin for error. If he strays again, the decision will haunt Miami for years to come. It’s a risky decision to admit him, and let’s face it: if he were not an NFL quality player, they would probably have revoked the scholarship offer.

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